Monday, May 11, 2015

Aquarium Teens Honored with White House Award

Thanks and congratulations to all the teens who have been involved in the live blue™ Ambassadors program that’s working along with our live blue™ Service Initiative to facilitate conservation projects in coastal habitats around greater Boston.

Teens clear invasive weeds from local waterways

Teens also pitched in to clear brush
on the harbor islands
In 2014, the Ambassadors facilitated 44 days of field work. 95 teens participated, and many of them participated several times.  The program is building a cadre of young people who are learning and working side-by-side and encouraging each other in developing as “ocean stewards.”

Staff from the Boston Harbor Islands National Park service have appreciated the effort.  They presented a Presidential Silver Service Award to a group of teens on Earth Day. That award recognizes more than 600 hours of effort to support healthy habitats in and around Boston Harbor.

The Patriot Ledger wrote a nice article about the program and the award.

Congratulations and thanks to the staff who have been coordinating and leading these efforts, too.

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